About Agriculture and Natural Resources
Crop Production, Horticulture, Gardening, Pest Management, Farm Management, and so much more. OSU Extension Educator Mike Estatdt is available to help Pickaway County farmers and landowers with their questions and concerns.
County Agriculture and Natural Resources News
Cover Crop Field Day
Join us Wednesday September 4th from 1-3 PM at the farm of Randy and Cooke Metzger to see a series of cover crops plots, ten different types and combinations, and understand how they may work on your farm to achieve soil and water quality goals. Click "read more" for speakers, and more information...
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Ohio Farm Custom Rates 2012
A large number of Ohio farmers hire machinery operations and other farm related work to be completed by others. Many farm business owners do not own equipment for every possible job that they may encounter in the course of operating a farm and may, instead of purchasing the equipment needed, seek out someone with the proper tools necessary to complete the job. This farm work completed by others is often referred to as “custom farm work” or more simply “custom work”. A “custom rate” is the amount agreed upon by both parties to be paid from the custom work customer to the custom work provider.
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State Agriculture and Natural Resources News
The Local Foods Guide has arrived!
When you buy direct from the farmer you are re-establishing a time-honored connection with the grower.
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Farm Custom Rates are Updated
Ohio farmers were surveyed recently
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